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Letter of Inquiry

Information on submitting a Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

What We Fund

We support projects in under-resourced regions of the world:

  • to train and educate health care providers who treat patients with epilepsy and associated psychiatric disorders
  • to improve the ability of health care providers to diagnose epilepsy
  • to reduce the treatment gap and morbidity of people with epilepsy and associated psychiatric disorders
  • to dispel stigma and identify potential for prevention
  • other (e.g. research related to training, diagnosis and treatment)

What We Do Not Fund

The ROW Foundation does not fund:

  • Individuals or families
  • Capital campaigns, building or operating funds
  • Fellowships, scholarships or endowments
  • Multi-year projects

Submitting a Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

Organizations looking for grant funding must be invited by the ROW Foundation to submit a formal grant proposal. To be considered for an invitation, please send a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) telling us about your organization and the project you’re seeking funding for. The LOI should be sent as an email to Lori Hairrell at with a subject line of “Letter of Inquiry.”

The email should include the following information:

  1. To which ROW Foundation program area does your project relate: training, diagnosis, treatment, dispelling stigma, or other category?
  2. Describe how you see a strategic fit between your work and the ROW Foundation’s vision and mission. Please limit your response to 100 words or less.
  3. Indicate the approximate amount of support you are seeking (in US dollars).
  4. Describe your project. Please limit your response to 100 words or less.
  5. What are the specific, measurable results you plan to achieve with your project? Please limit your response to 100 words or less.
  6. Identify the geographic region(s) covered by, and the local organizations (if any) involved with, the proposed project.
  7. Contact information so we’ll know how to get in touch with you: name, title, email address, organization name, organization address, etc.

Once we receive your Letter of Inquiry, we will send a confirmation email to the address you provided. Please check your spam filters to ensure that email from the ROW Foundation ( is permitted.